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  • Written and illustrated by Robert Crumb
  • First printing price: $2.95
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  • Two-issue solo title series
  • Mr. Natural first appeared in standard comic books in Zap Comix #1 (1967)
  • Mr. Natural was introduced in the independent newspaper Yarrowstalks #1 (1967)
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  • Anthology of stories featuring monsters, ghosts and supernatural situations inspired by the works of Edward Gorey and Alfred Kubin
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  • After a car accident, a comatose man awakens in Dark Town where he is pursued by murderous puppets
  • Inspired the movie starring Brendan Fraser, Monkey Bone (2001)
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  • 1st appearance of Lone Wolf and Cub in U.S. comics
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  • 1st appearance of Zen, Intergalactic Ninja
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  • 32-page black and white, independently-published comic book
  • First printing, 800 copies
  • Following the release of this issue, publisher Fantagraphics acquired the title
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  • 1st appearance of Tank Girl
  • [September 2019 - in-development with Margot Robbie's production company, director hired]
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  • First Xenozoic Tales story
  • 1st appearance of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
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  • Written and illustrated by Roman Dirge
  • The adventures of a little dead girl named Lenore who meets a visually-impaired mouse and a paraplegic cannibal
  • Be aware there many printings to this issue
  • [March 2021 - we are hearing Neil Gaiman has signed on as executive producer with eOne developing]
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  • Written and illustrated by Jhonen Vasquez, creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 14,302 (first printing)
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  • 1st appearance of Cerebus the Aardvark
  • To identify counterfeit versions of this issue, tap the cover image and swipe left
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  • 1st appearance of Erica Slaughter
  • 1st appearance of James, a boy who witnessed the death of his classmates
  • 1st appearance of an Oscuratype, a monster
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 33,648
  • [June 2020 - James Tynion’s newsletter, 'I've been having a bunch of very top secret conversations about this project in the last few weeks']
  • [April 2021 - inside sources tell Key Collector Comics that Something Is Killing The Children is in development for a TV series]
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  • A boy inherits a magic teddy bear
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  • Created by Brandon Graham, a saga of the Earth's distant future, when a single mega-corporation rules the planet
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  • 1st appearance of CreeD, a boy who finds a Dream Stone granting him the ability to enter and control the dream dimension
  • Print run of 5,000
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  • Series that preceded the Poison Elves
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  • 52-page independently published anthology of black and white stories by David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis
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  • 108-page black and white, independent science-fiction story by Paul Pope, published under his own imprint, Horse Press
  • THB is an abbreviation of a fictional molecule called Tri-Hydro Bi-Oxygenate
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  • 2nd appearance of The Goon
  • 2nd appearance of Franky
  • 1st full appearance of the Zombie Priest
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  • Premiere issue
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  • 1st appearance of Bomb Queen, a super-villain who who rules the city of New Port City, a haven for criminals
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  • Written and illustrated by Geof Darrow with assistance from the Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy)
  • Copies ordered by retailers 15,275
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  • Independently published one-shot by Michael Fiffe (Copra) limited to 300 copies
  • Based upon characters featured in John Ostrander's version of The Suicide Squad (1987)
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  • 1st appearance of Lady Death
  • 1st appearance of Evil Ernie
  • 1st published work in the comic book industry by Brian Pulido
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  • 2nd appearance of Omaha the Cat Dancer, first appearance in a standard comic book
  • Omaha previously appeared in Vootie, a fanzine of comic book strips
  • Omaha the Cat Dancer is a sexually explicit yarn featuring an anthropomorphic feline stripper
  • First printing has a $1.50 cover price, dated August 1981 and has the number 54321 on the interior cover
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  • 1st appearance of Duckman, an actual duck who is a single-father with numerous unsavory personality traits
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  • 1st team appearance of the Rat Queens: Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty
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  • 1st appearance of Dawn, a goddess of life and protector of witches
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  • First hip-hop comic book, independently published and inspired by the music movement in it's early days
  • Written entirely in rhyme, Max Robot is credited for capturing the spirit of east coast hip-hop's underground purity, untouched by commercialism
  • Initial print run of 500 black and white copies
  • Exercise extreme caution if considering a purchase, reprints and mini-posters are identical to the original cover

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